San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Low Rent High Life

Vacation club tries Costco approach to luxuryTourism: Bellazo finds an inexpensive entry to luxury vacation home rentals.

By Stephanie Forshee April 21, 2014 midnight   $$ Share
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Up in Smoke For Pot Firm?

Investments: GrowLife trades halted by manipulation fears.

Investments: An SEC-imposed halt in trading could wither GrowLife’s prospects.

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Apollo Climbs Industry Peak

Health Care: Glendale doctors manager expands under reform.

Health Care: Apollo Medical Holdings reinvents itself as a Medicare provider.

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No Such Thing as Women’s Work

Entrepreneurs: Local firms prosper in non-traditional industries.

Entrerpeneurship: Women-owned businesses diversify across industries.

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Back to Earth for Stellar Observatory?

Supporters seeing stars over possible grounding of SOFIA.

Aerospace: A NASA research project in Palmdale faces defunding.

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Students Get Industrial With Project

Northrop-sponsored science competition eyes future workers.

Education: A science fair could yield future employees for Northrop Grumman.

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A New Brand Of Cheese Whizzes

Artisan shops opening around the Valley in latest gourmet trend.

Food: Cheese entrepreneurs are opening stores across the Valley.

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Credit Union Shreds to Impress

Institution seeks to attract customers by destroying documents.

Banking: Why credit unions love paper-shredding parties.

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Making the Grade

Restaurants: Everclean Services helps client eateries pass health inspections with its audit services that aim for an ‘A.’

Restaurants: Everclean guarantees a passing grade for health inspections.

Telecommunications Company Fails to Connect

Technology: MRV is back on the Nasdaq, but shares have dipped since listing.

Technology: MRV Communications regains a listing on Nasdaq.

Credit Card Processor Pushes Limits With Product

Electronics: New suite of services introduced at Las Vegas trade show.

Total Merchant Services is branching out.

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Simi Valley Set to Join Race for Visitor Dollars

Marketing: City could be latest to assess hotel fee to form tourism district.

Simi Valley is close to joining the growing list of local cities to establish a tourism business improvement district, or TBID.

Decision Near on Low-Cost Mediation Service

Litigation: Proponents want funds to start service for firms and individuals.

Plans to launch a low-cost mediation service for Valley attorneys have entered the home stretch toward becoming reality.

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Life After Leno

Sure, it was a blow when ‘The Tonight Show’ moved to New York, but developer Jeff Worthe has big plans for the Media District, where he owns millions of square feet.

Development: Despite vacancies, Burbank’s Media District readies for a rebound.

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Media Stars

Jeff Worthe and his Worthe Real Estate Group have assembled a large portfolio in the Media District. Its centerpiece is the former NBC Studios, acquired in 2007 for about $250 million and renamed Burb

Map: Projects in the Burbank Media District.

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A Change of Heart for Old ‘Tonight Show’ Studios

Entertainment: Johnny Carson’s old stage is showcase for pop singers.

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Hope for the District’s Notorious Triangular Lot

Focus: Bob Hope’s legacy lives on a small triangle of land on Olive Avenue.

Investors Shopping for Retail Centers Boost High Desert Market

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Antelope Valley)

Improving Glendale Market Fails to Impress Industry Veteran

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Burbank/Glendale)

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Lagging Santa Clarita Pins Hope On Growth of Owner-Users

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Santa Clarita Valley)

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San Fernando Valley Market Stalls Even as Economy Picks Up

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (San Fernando Valley)

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Construction Project Props Up Slowly Improving Conejo Area

Reports: Major office and industrial deals in Valley-area submarkets. (Conejo Valley)

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around the valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

AmaWaterways has added two more ships to its growing fleet of river cruisers.


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Market Watch Summary

Tech stocks took a beating for much of the two-week period ended April 16 before showing signs of recovering.